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Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid
An Affordable Education!
WIU-QC is the only public university in the Quad Cities. Students choose us for our reputable academic programs, and because earning a bachelor's degree is affordable.
Pay the same rate for four years!
Lock in the same tuition and fee rate for four years while continuously enrolled. Transfer students earning an associate's degree and transferring to WIU the following semester will receive the previous year's Cost Guarantee rates. wiu.edu/guarantee
WIU does not require advance payment from new students or students in good financial standing with the University. For additional information, visit wiu.edu/billing.
Financial aid packages can consist of funding from many sources, including:
- Scholarships - based on academic or merit-based skill or talent that do not have to be repaid.
- Student employment - campus jobs are posted on the Financial Aid website the first Monday in August.
- Grants - do not have to be repaid.
- Loans - allow flexibility, must be repaid.
For more information, call (309) 762-3999, ext. 62235 or visit wiu.edu/fa
Financial Aid Process
- Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1. Forms are found at fafsa.ed.gov
- Priority consideration date is February 1.
- Western's Title IV code (question #86 on the FAFSA) is 001780.
- An award notification letter from the Financial Aid Office will arrive approximately three-four weeks after filing.
Western Commitment Scholarship
Introduced in 2012, the Western Commitment Scholarship offers first-year incoming freshmen the opportunity to automatically earn scholarship dollars based on their high school GPA and ACT score. These scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000 depending on a student's academic standing.
For a list of criteria for WIU's scholarship programs, visit www.wiu.edu/westerncommitment or contact the WIU Admissions Office at (309) 762-9481.
Centennial Honors College Scholarships
The Centennial Honors College awards merit scholarships each year to new transfer students, as well as to continuing undergraduate students. Students may qualify for the WIU Foundation Transfer Scholarship, junior and senior Honors Scholarships, the Honors College Scholar Award, the Martin Dupuis Leadership Award, and the Study Abroad Scholarship, among others. In addition, the University Honors Council annually awards a number of research grants to senior-level students.
WIU has more than 500 freshman and transfer scholarships available, and some of those scholarships are only for WIU-QC students. Western also offers Trustee Scholarships to outstanding transfer students at WIU-QC. Selection is based on academic excellence and will cover tuition and fees for two years. Scholarships specifically available to WIU-QC students can be found at wiu.edu/qc/scholarships.
Tuition and Fees (Fall 2012)
Undergraduate (per credit hour)
15 hrs - $4,354.35/semester & $8,708.70/year
Graduate (per credit hour)
9 hrs - $2,859.66/semester & $5,719.32/year
Students from Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin receive in-state tuition.